Bezalel School's Animation at the 11th Israeli Film Festival of Paris
The 11th Israeli Film Festival of Paris will take place from March 23 – 29, 2011, featuring animation from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem. The animation track of the Screen-Based Arts department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design Jerusalem has been invited to play a significant role in the film festival, which will include four programs: feature films, Russian related films, documentaries and animated films from Bezalel. This is the first time that a comprehensive program of graduate’s animation from one institution has been shown at the festival.
Bezalel Academy will be showing 20 of the finest animated “shorts” created by its graduates from the last ten years. They cover a range of topics and themes that demonstrate the rich and varied experience of contemporary lsraeli life and culture. During the film festival, the selection of shorts will be shown together back-to-back on two occasions, and they will also be screened as preview films prior to the screening of other feature films throughout the festival’s program.
Professor Hanan Kaminski, head of the animation program at Bezalel, will be giving a presentation about animation as an art form, which will also introduce Bezalel Academy and its animation program to the festival audience, and will discuss the wide variety of subjects that Bezalel’s graduates are addressing in their work.
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